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Local paid sick leave ordinances are among legislation that is now dead at the Capitol. The Austin City Council maintained its position that it has every right to force a private business to offer paid sick leave, and state lawmakers efforts to prevent that kind of ordinance...
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Homelessness in Austin continues to trend in the wrong direction compared to much of the nation. As the nationwide average of homelessness has gone down 15% in the past 12 years, Austin has seen consistent annual increases. Cynthia Nagendra with the National Alliance to End...
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It will be known as iSports Cedar Park, a 206,000 square foot facility complete with indoor and outdoor ball fields, two ice hockey rinks that are NHL regulation-sized, and other amenities that include retail, restaurants, family friendly events, and even an area dedicated to...
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Travis County leaders approve a pilot program that will provide free rides for jurors. Capital Metro will provide 500 free passes a year and will be reimbursed 70-percent by the county. County commissioners say it will also help reduce congestion a little bit. However,...
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At a community meeting and open review of AISD's proposed revised Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum Tuesday evening (May 21st) a few dozen parents read through the course work and some don't like what they see. AISD mom Janet Teal said she'll be taking her middle...
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A San Marcos Police officer seriously injured by a drunk driver over the weekend is facing a long road to recovery. SMPD Chief Chase Stapp says Officer Claudia Cormier's right leg was severed above the knee. One of the first on the scene that night was an off-duty nurse. "And...
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About six months into a contract with the A&E TV show LivePD, Williamson County Commissioners consider cutting ties. Some commissioners cited concerns that the show was putting the county in a bad light. Sheriff Robert Chody said the show has led to his department...
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The controversial Live PD TV show contract with Wiliamson County comes up before Commissioners Court. About six months into a contract with the A&E TV show LivePD, Williamson County Commissioners consider cutting ties. Some commissioners cited concerns that the show was...
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Education Austin isn’t completely against the idea of school campus closures and repurposings. As Austin ISD looks deeper into closing and repurposing schools and buildings, Education Austin’s Ken Zarifis said the district needs to build up some community trust if they want any...